My boss, Don Boudreaux, has posted his class autobio. As you would expect, the man who rules me and my fellow professors with an iron hand grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth:

I’m the only of my siblings to attend college for more than a semester. That wasn’t my plan. To please my mom, I decided to go to college for one year and chase women. (My chases were futile, alas.) I then planned to marry my high-school sweetheart and work full-time at Avondale Shipyards (where I’d worked in high school during the summers). But I found economics during my second semester of college at Nicholls State University. It blew me away! Never before had I encountered anything intellectually stimulating – and supply-and-demand curves were (and remain) for me analytically sublime.